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By James Bowden, Louise Sturman
In May 2015, a new free zone in Dubai, Dubai World Trade Centre ("DWTC") and the "DWTC Authority" were established under Dubai Law No. 9 of 2015.
By Shahram Safai
The legal landscape for doing business in Iran has changed significantly in the past seven months.
By Shahram Safai
Tensions in the Middle East have continued into 2016 as conflicts among global powers and regional powers play out in the region. But 2016 is also the year of hope – the year when peace may begin in Syria and Yemen.
Federal Law No.2 of 2015 on Commercial Companies (the "New Law") came into force on 1 July 2015, replacing Federal Law No.8 of 1984.
By Amjad Ali Khan, Kanan Kasuya
The Draft Regulation applies to insurance companies and banks that operate in the United Arab Emirates.
By Stuart Walker
The Wills and Probate Registry in the Dubai International Financial Centre (the "Registry") opened in late April of this year.
By Charles Laubach
A number of recently announced initiatives could introduce potentially significant changes to the rules governing the workforce in the UAE.
By Shahram Safai
Furthermore, the US government has been active since early September in removing certain obstacles to doing business in Iran.
By Charles Laubach, Tara Jamieson
The new Bankruptcy Law of the UAE was enacted on September 20, 2016 as Decree-Law No. 9 of 2016. It was published in the Federal Official Gazette on September 29, 2016, giving it an effective date...
By James Bowden, Emma Girot
In an earlier inBrief dated 9 December 2014 we wrote about Federal Law No. 4/2012 on the regulation of competition, which introduced the means by which the United Arab Emirates could regulate...
By Shahram Safai, Anna White
On 11 January 2017, Dubai Decree No. 31/2016 On Mortgaging Granted Lands in Dubai was issued (Decree). The Decree permits the holder of "granted land" to mortgage such land subject to certain conditions.
By Charles Laubach, Tara Jamieson
Since 1987, the Penal Code has contained prohibitions against bribery, making it an offence to bribe a public official in consideration for an act on the part of that official.
By Bashir Ahmed, Mevan Bandara
Prior to Administrative Decision No. 1 of 2017, all disputes to which a bank was party had to be first referred to the Centre.
By Charles Laubach
The new measure applies to general partnerships and limited partnerships as well as limited liability companies.
By Shahram Safai
In 1997, US president Bill Clinton imposed comprehensive trade sanctions against Sudan and blocked the assets of the Sudanese government.